Time to update broiler nutrient recommendations?

Dose-response study suggests modern broilers need higher available phosphorus levels.

Wageningen University Research's Livestock Research unit conducted a dose-response study to determine the available phosphorus (aP) requirement of Ross 308 male broilers. Birds received diets with varying aP contents in the range of 75% to 137.5% of the current (2012) recommendations in the Netherlands.

Phosphorus is one of the essential minerals for all animals. It plays a key role in cellular metabolism, as a part of the energy metabolism of the cell (adenosine triphosphate produ

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